Tuesday, June 10, 2008

History of NYC animal crap

The NY Times writes some interesting history articles...

...the dog waste problem is nothing compared with the horse manure problem of the 19th century.

Back then, 100,000 to 200,000 horses lived in the city. A typical horse produced from 15 to 30 pounds of manure (with the average output about 22 pounds) and about a quart of urine a day, usually distributed along the course of its route or deposited in the stable...


When Horses Posed a Public Health Hazard

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing compared to the staggering volume of political horse shit that's generated in the NYC council chambers during each session(enough to fill a myriad of colossal chamber pots)!

And at least you can grow some
big juicy tomatoes from a bushel well cured horse manure!

Anonymous said...

"History of NYC animal crap"

Where's the chapter about Dennis Gallagher?

Frank said...

The other day I was walking near where they keep the carriage horses near Central Park while waiting for riders. The smell of horses is really strong and I was thinking that all of the NYC must have smelled like that in the past.

Anonymous said...

When cars were introduced, they were considered a major step forward in pollution control.